Donald L. Ake

February 13, 1933 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 87)



Donald L. Ake, 87, of St. Marys, OH died at 9:23 a.m. Saturday October 31, 2020 at Vancrest of St. Marys, OH.

He was born February 13, 1933 in Detroit, MI to Lee and Florence (Dierkes) Ake.

On September 15, 1951 he married Gracia Crothers, who died in 1979. He later married Janet Billger, who died August 23, 2016.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Shelly (Jim) Simons of St. Marys, OH

Son, Jeff (Cathy) Ake of Bellbrook, OH

step-daughter Janetta (Dave) Adkins of Akron, OH

step-son, Nick Baker of Akron, OH

10 grandchildren: Ryan Ake, Nora (Brent) Howry, Ashley (Brad) Simons, Natalie (Chase) Ibarra, Chris Baker, Nick (Lisa) Baker, Janet Baker, Tabitha (Hershel) Webster, Stephanie (Joseph) Machuga, Mikaela Summers

16 great-grandchildren

2 great-great-grandchildren


He was preceded in death by: parents Lee and Florence Ake; first wife Gracia Ake; second wife Janet Ake; step-daughter Babette Baumgardner; step-daughter Teresa Baker.

He was a graduate of MacKenzie High School in Detroit, MI.

For many years, he worked as an office administrator for the New York Central Railroad. In addition he worked in various sales positions throughout his career.

An avid baseball fan, he especially enjoyed supporting the Cincinnati Reds.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at the Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home 314 W. High Street in St. Marys. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton, OH.

Visitation 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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November 4, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885

November 4, 2020

7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885

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